I’m sure you’re wondering what I’ve been up to since September!
I’ve been working a bit preparing myself for holiday shows so when December comes I’m not scrambling and feeling really stressed out. Of course September here has been a lot nicer than I was expecting so I have also been enjoying the sun whenever I can. That usually means I get pretty distracted. Lately I’ve been following what feels good as each day comes vs sticking strictly to a do to list and feeling like I’m forcing everything. I’ve still been getting everything done that needs doing but in a more enjoyable and less forceful way. It’s been really nice.
Today I woke up to a whole lot of rain and from the weather forecast it looks like it’ll be sticking around. So I think that means I’ll be a little less distracted and be at my work bench a lot more. I might be sick of it in a few days but today it feels really nice and relaxing. The candles and aromatherapy aren’t bad either. Ha!
In case you are in Michigan mark you calendars! I’ll be at the Merry Market in Detroit on December 10th and 11th. I will also be doing a show at the same place the following weekend but the details aren’t out just yet. I’ll keep you posted. I will also be offering some fun discounts, giveaways, and promotions as the holidays get closer so be sure you are on the mailing list! Link at the top of the page!
Holy crap it’s been forever since I’ve posted. It’d be easy to say that I was just so busy but it was more just that I waited too long and then had a hard time coming back. Time to just dive in. A lot has been going on and I’d love to give you some updates.
Our summer has been pretty eventful and fun. I love when it feels like I’m really soaking up all the summer has to offer. In June we traveled to Austin for a friend’s wedding and from there I flew to New York for a Renegade craft show but not for OhSoANTSY. You may have heard but if you haven’t I started spoon carving early this year and I’m pretty excited about it. It worked out perfectly that I could debut them while on my travels. I’ve named the shop Spalted Home. It just opened and there is free shipping until August 31st!
Anyhow here are a few pictures from the trip.
I stayed with my friend in Brooklyn and took a very long lovely walk one day into the city to meet my Collective of Us friends.
My friend took me to her favorite wine shop-isn’t it cute! The best part was drinking it on her rooftop with a view of the city.
I also got to meet up with a couple of friends from Michigan. It was so fun catching up about things that have happened over the years. Also isn’t it refreshing talking with someone who really understands where you’re from and that you have to explain very little to.
The day of the craft show. I felt like I belonged in the city slepping my stuff through the subway on a hot day.
And of course smiling in the heat while debuting my spoons for the first time. It was a long day but I had a great time getting to chat with people passing by and looking over Manhattan in the distance. We celebrated a day well spent with friends, good food, and of course more wine on the rooftop. I couldn’t have asked for any more. Until next time New York…
Mother’s Day is next weekend! I have a few ideas you should check out for the mother in your life but first a funny story.
Two years ago on mother’s day Walker proposed to me. He had planned it for the previous day when we had plans to go to a hot spring. As it turned out we nearly got stuck on the side of a snowy mountain and missed out on the hot springs.
Last year to celebrate our engagement we planned a trip to the very hot springs we had missed out on the year before. We made it to the springs and it was lovely but I was having an issue with a blurry eye all day. The blurriness turned to extreme pain and we spent the rest of the day at the emergency room and getting medicine for my eye. Ouch!
We joked that this Mother’s Day weekend we should not leave the house BUT we inadvertently planned a wine tasting trip that weekend. Whoops. Things may not go as planned but I’m sure we will have a good laugh either way.
Now for gift ideas:
For the sentimental momma I would suggest getting her a necklace or ring from the new scrambled collection with a name or a special message to her.
For the traveling momma I love the idea of getting her the whole world.
For the momma who misses her home I would suggest a state or country necklace. Head to the shop and type her state or country in the search box.